There Is a Guardians of the Galaxy Easter Egg, or James Gunn Has to Pay $100,000

Friday, 18 November 2016 - 2:14PM
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Friday, 18 November 2016 - 2:14PM
There Is a Guardians of the Galaxy Easter Egg, or James Gunn Has to Pay $100,000
Guardians of the Galaxy is filled with tongue-in-cheek references, hidden cameos, and straight-up Easter eggs: Quill's ship Milano is named after Alyssa Milano, his childhood crush, Nathan Fillion makes an appearance as a blue alien, and the talking duck in the post-credits scene is none other than the long-maligned Howard the Duck. Marvel fans have had a blast looking for all the hidden secrets director James Gunn put into the film, but Gunn stirred them into a nerd-frenzy when he revealed that there was one Easter egg no one had found yet.

For video game completionists and film geeks, this was an ultimatum that they could not ignore. But almost a year after Gunn made the claim, the Easter egg remains unfound and fans have begun to lose hope. Recently, Gunn got stuck in taffic and decided to log onto his Facebook account to talk to fans about whatever. Of course the Easter egg came up, with one fan asking if Gunn would finally reveal the secret to them:

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Do you plan on revealing the big easter egg from guardians? I know you get asked it a bazillion times. Could you maybe give us a hint where to look. Thanks James looking forward to Vol 2!
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To which Gunn replied "No I don't plan on revealing it". This caused a number of replies, including one that said there was no Easter egg, and that Gunn was only trolling them—which led Gunn to offer that fan $100,000 if he could prove it didn't exist. Here's a screenshot of the conversation: 


We'll hand it to James Gunn—he's actually putting his money where his mouth is. We don't have a lawyer on hand to confirm that Gunn's comment is legally binding, but common sense tells us that it's near-impossible to prove a negative. Fans could break down every frame of every second of the movie and scour Drax's skin for tiny, hidden messages in his skin pigment, but they will never be able to 100% prove that there is no hidden secret. People may be freaking out over the $100K wager, but Gunn's money is actually pretty safe. Gunn's post is our second entry for the World's Cheekiest Internet Comment, following Jonathan Nolan's recent comment on a Reddit thread where he personally (and cleverly) answered a fan theory about Westworld with what appears to be a never-before-seen scene from the show.

As for the GotG the Easter egg itself, maybe Marvel fans could take a page out of The X-Files' fandom book and hang up posters of Starlord's face with the phrase "I WANT TO BELIEVE" written along the bottom.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 his US theaters on May 5th, 2017.
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